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Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by mangled, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm about to have a bumper crop. We were timbered out a couple years ago and as I was walking the logging path yesterday, I was amazed at the blackberry bushes. They are just absolutely loaded with soon to be ripe berries.

    I plan on making a seedless preserve - if I can find a recipe, and I'm interested in what else you all do with your surplus berries.


    Blessings-
    Em
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I can the juice and my wife often drinks a little of it with breakfast like many people do orange juice. You can also use the canned juice for cooking, say in a cobbler. Last year I made a small amount of blackberry syrup and served that to guests over vanilla ice cream.

    When I pick them, I usually rinse them off and put them in a zip lock type bag and freeze them. That way, I can store up enough for a decent sized canning and can them when I want to, not when I am hot and scratchy from picking them.
     
  3. itsmechrissy

    itsmechrissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to have a blackberry bush, but there are way too many birds around here so no berries for me!
     
  4. Zonoma

    Zonoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We eat until we can't eat anymore, then can til I'm sick of canning... then husband makes an amazing wine with the leftovers! Though this year, I plan on freezing them in small portions (8-10oz) for use in smoothies.
     
  5. azmotogirl

    azmotogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can always freeze some. Put them on a cookie sheet in the freezer so they don't freeze into a big lump and then when they are hard put them in a freezer bag. This way you can pull out a handful or a few cups.... what ever you happen to need.

    We do this with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc. Works like a charm!!
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I wash mine and let them completely dry on a paper towel. Then I put them in a freezer bag and freeze until I'm ready to make the jam. I take the seeds out in my jam, so it's quite a process.
     
  7. deeps

    deeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I grow blackberrys, blueberrys, strawberrys, and red and white raspberries. I found a great country wine recipe and now I save my harvest to make wine
     

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